A Compelling Cause to Write a WA blog

Last Update: May 10, 2018

Well, I was always going to work on my Wealthy Affiliate stuff today; like I do most days.

But today I was forced to.

Last night we had a ferocious storm. Lightning and Thunder - a really rare treat in Tasmania. Accompanying this we had wild wind and heavy rain. When I looked up the news on my computer, it showed cars floating down the main streets of Hobart. The worst storm in a very long time.

Fortunately we didn't lose power down south. We did lose some TV as the lightning blew up one of our towers on Mount Wellington.

The forcing of my doing WA work. We couldn't get out of the house!

There are lots of trees here but surprisingly none have fallen yet. So the door wasn't blocked by one.

It was the rain. Either the varnish on the door was bypassed via lots of bottom edge scratches, or the house has shifted. The shifting often happens as we are on poles. But it has never shifted this much! In fact the locking plate had to be moved.

So here I sit, finally writing another blog for my WA friends and neighbours. And this afternoon will be the same. Yes. More articles.

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ContentBySue Premium
Hi Helen, I'm glad you safely weathered this storm and, as Marion said, that your house is still standing strong. I would agree that this is an incredibly compelling reason to write your Wealthy Affiliate blog posts.

I wish you all the best,
Sue
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Thanks Sue. The owner of this house is a good friend. He insists the problem was the door swelling. Well the immediate result was caused by that but only because the house keeps moving up and down and the varnish on the bottom edge of the door was scratched, allowing water to get in.

However, the veranda door (no wood included) is very heavy to push now. I stand by my idea that the pile foundations are inadequate. They passed council when the house was built but wouldn't get close now.

Fortunately this hasn't happened before and things should sink back to normal soon.
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MarionBlack Premium
At least the house is still standing. I remember some major flooding when I was living in Melbourne with cars floating down the street. Not a pleasant experience.

At least you've still got electricity so you can work :)
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Tirolith Premium
We need rain in NSW up north out west. 2012 at 850 meters above sea level I needed my surfboard. 150 meters down our street. When the flood finished everybody was running around the trees picking up Murray Cod.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
It's a strange feeling being locked in. We do have a balcony but it is facing down a slope. I didn't look forward to the prospect of trying to get out that way!
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Tirolith Premium
In 1974 my wife and I had to get out of our 14-month-old home with two children under 4 years of age. We rowed around our house for two days in a little boat dragging rubbish back out to Oxley creek behind us.
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Tirolith Premium
When looking at the Bom weather on the computer this morning I said to my wife that Tasmania is missing. The radar showed stormy wild wind and weather in its place.
Tom.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
I had to fiddle with this one. The image I wanted wouldn't adjust to the header image space.

I had the cat sleeping in my face last night as the weather did disturb her. I hate anything in my fact!

I phoned my friend in Hobart. She didn't get too much trouble. However her elderly neighbour phoned and asked her what the noise was. Immediately following that, was a bright flash and soon after a crack of thunder. Upon hearing this the old gal said I must get off the phone.

We had a chuckle at this as she was on her mobile!
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MKearns Premium
Has it sunk under the Bass Straight yet?
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Tirolith Premium
Not yet. I am sending a message to some of my friends to fill a few buckets and send them up to Tamworth. They are so dry they are having a storm as well but it is a dust storm. Windy here in Tenterfield so we are keeping the fire going all day.
Tom.
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Tirolith Premium
I have another message down below. I was going to hose the garden this afternoon but the wind will blow it next door.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
When I lived in outback Queensland, it was the dust that blew next door. The garden went without water.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Mike, never will sink. But is surely confused.
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MKearns Premium
Writing is great for a fierce weather backdrop!
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Mike, all I seem to be doing is catching up on stuff. I am way behind on the Super Challenge. I really do have so much to do.

And here I thought retirement would be easier. I just seem to get busier!
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MKearns Premium
I thought I'd get bored in retirement then I found WA! What a blessing!
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LouisaB Premium
Helen, I admire your attitude about all of it. You're committed and accountable to getting it done, and only you, I commend you for your enthusiasm.

Anyway, I'm happy that things settle down over there.

Blessings!

Be Safe!

Louisa B
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Well it is still raining and a bit windy. Apparently the weather is to get worse again. But at least we should be able to get out the door!
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